Newcastle fans around the world will be tuning in to the TV broadcast of Newcastleâ€™s game against Derby County today. A win and a clean sheet would be the perfect result for Newcastle’s faithful fans, and we think the lads can do it.
Sam Allardyce - directing the Newcastle traffic
We pointed out yesterday that although Derby have a new manager in Paul Jewell, who always has a knack of getting his players to play at 100% of their capabilities, their record in the league is just awful. There are several reasons why Newcastle can get the perfect result this afternoon:
- Newcastle are in form with 7 points from their last 3 games.
- Newcastle are at home in front of another 52,000 capacity crowd at St. Jamesâ€™ Park
- Itâ€™s just before Christmas time so an excellent time to give our faithful fans a nice Christmas present
- Derby County have only scored 6 goals in the league this season
- Newcastle need revenge for being the only team Derby have beaten this season. Derby have only 6 points, but 3 of them were from their win against Newcastle in September at Pride Park, when Newcastle were just awful
- There’s only one game this season, of 8 away games, that Derby have not been defeated – and that was a draw
Thatâ€™s a lot of good reasons why Newcastle should be able to get all 3 points and a clean sheet today.
But we donâ€™t want to be too tough on the lads, weâ€™ll be satisfied with just the 3 points.